PJ Gold shines at Laurel View

Zebedee and Leah Knight bounce into first place in Class 3. - Photo by Equi-Tog
Zebedee and Leah Knight bounce into first place in Class 3. - Photo by Equi-Tog

February 7th was the date for the 4th leg of the Laurel View Dressage League and it proved to be a fine competition, with great support from far and wide that is very much appreciated.

Wendy Forsythe’s Intro B test on Tifftarney PJ Gold was Geraldine Lowry’s clear winner, second to her with another excellent score were Judith Watt and Ellie May.

A third for Allan Dewhurst and Podge. - Photo by Equi-Tog

A third for Allan Dewhurst and Podge. - Photo by Equi-Tog

Prelim 12 which was the test for Class 2 competitors, was judged by Jacky Reid and it was Diane Sefton on Laurel View Bella that were declared the winners. Wendy Forsythe and Tifftarney PJ Gold were still delighted with their blue rosette in this class.

David Patterson was tasked with judging Prelim 13 and this test was not unlucky for winners Leah Knight and Zebedee.

The second position was earned by Joanne McSeveney and Copney.

The outdoors arena was Vanda Robinson’s location for the duration while she cast her expert eye over classes 4, 5 and 6. Daryl McKinney and Ballylin Ben took the 
top spot in Class 4 riding Prelim 14, with Copney and Joanne McSeveney winning another blue ribbon for this class.

Judith Watt on Ellie May finish their 2nd place winning test. - Photo by Equi-Tog

Judith Watt on Ellie May finish their 2nd place winning test. - Photo by Equi-Tog

Novice 27 for Class 5 and in the number one position after the scores were added up were Rolando and Emma Hobson. Runner up in this class was Linda McIlwaine riding Beechmount Baxter.

Emma Hobson and Rolando took the top spot for their Novice test in the Open class as well, with Linda McIlwaine and Beechmount Baxter in second place with another good score.

Capturing the competitors in their best light was the Equi-Tog photographer and his images can be viewed by emailing info@equi-tog.com .

It is quickly getting round to the final of the Winter Dressage League on Sunday 10th April. Details of the classes for the competition can be seen on www.laurelview.co.uk

Diane Sefton and Bella come top of Class 2. - Photo by Equi-Tog

Diane Sefton and Bella come top of Class 2. - Photo by Equi-Tog

Results

Winter Dressage League (4 of 6)

7.2.16

Class 1 - BD Intro B

Judge - Geraldine Lowry

1st Tifftarney PJ Gold, Wendy Forsythe, 86.52; 2nd Ellie May, Judith Watt, 77.39; 3rd Zara, Rachel Leonard, 68.70; 4th Laurel View Martini, Sarah Saied, 67.39; 5th Beau, Aoife Doonan, 66.52; 6th Prince Charming, Louise Williams, 66.09.

Class 2 - Prelim 12

Judge - Jacky Reid

1st Laurel View Bella, Diane Sefton, 70.40; 2nd Tifftarney PJ Gold, Wendy Forsythe, 70.20; 3rd Nelliephant, Barbara Hannah, 69.40; 4th Izzy, Amiee Wilson, 69.20; 5th Josh, Emma McLean, 68.80; 6th Lexi, Dawn Clive, 68.60.

Class 3 - Prelim 13

Judge - David Patterson

1st Zebedee, Leah Knight, 69.79; 2nd Copney, Joanne McSeveney, 67.71; 3rd Podge, Allan Dewhurst, 67.29; 4th Amazon, Gillian McCann, 66.46; 5th May, Lucy Toombs, 66.46; 6th Brave Difference, Nicky Nesbitt, 65.63.

Class 4 - Prelim 14

Judge - Vanda Robinson

1st Ballylin Ben, Daryl McKinney, 72.71; 2nd Copney, Joanne McSeveney, 70.83; 3rd Zebedee, Leah Knight, 70.42; 4th Maverick, Louise Spence, 70.21; 5th May, Lucy Toombs, 70.00; 6th Podge, Allan Dewhurst, 69.79.

Class 5 - Novice 27

Judge - Vanda Robinson

1st Rolando, Emma Hobson, 72.50; 2nd Beechmount Baxter, Linda McIlwaine, 71.07; 3rd Westwinds Athena, Nadine McClelland, 70.71; 4th Ballylin Ben, Daryl McKinney, 66.25;

5th Cordy, Leah Knight, 63.75; 6th Cal, Sarah Pannasch, 60.54.

Class 6 - Open

Judge - Vanda Robinson

1st Rolando (Nov), Emma Hobson, 77.08; 2nd Beechmount Baxter (Nov), Linda McIlwaine, 70.42; 3rd Furisto Seven for a Secret (Elem), Jill Hobson, 62.03; 4th Furisto Seven for a Secret (Med), Jill Hobson, 59.66.